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Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | August 1945 (USA)
Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

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Cast

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José Iturbi
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Police Sergeant (as 'Rags' Ragland)
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Cafe Manager
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Admiral Hammond
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Carlos (as Carlos Ramirez)
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Police Captain
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Bertram Kraler
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Admiral's Aide
Sharon McManus ...
Little Girl Beggar
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Radio Cop
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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It's a 21-Gun Musical Salute in Technicolor! See more »


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August 1945 (USA)  »

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Leven anclas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the dance sequence with Gene Kelly and Jerry the Mouse was screened for MGM executives, someone noticed that although Kelly's reflection shone on the floor during his dancing, Jerry's did not. This required animators William Hanna, Joseph Barbera and their team to go back in and draw Jerry's reflection on the floor as he was dancing. See more »

Goofs

The factual mistake about Joe's rating chevrons was incorrectly entered as a goof. The Gunners Mate rating badge, among some others, was worn on the right sleeve until April 2, 1949. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Admiral Hammond: On behalf of your commanding officer I'm sure I can tell Mr. Jose Iturbi that the officers and crew of ship are grateful to him for coming here, to lead our naval bands in this ceremony.
José Iturbi: Along with every other civilian, it is I who am grateful to you, and to all the men in the United States navy.
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Connections

Featured in Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Part 1 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Jealousy (Jalousie)
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Jacob Gade
Lyrics by Vera Bloom
Sung by Kathryn Grayson
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Musical comedy at its best
21 February 2000 | by (flint mi) – See all my reviews

Everything a musical comedy should be. Gene Kelly (as Joe Brady) doesn't miss a step, and Frank Sinatra (as Clarence Doolittle) doesn't miss a note. Scenes with them together are very good, showing how much talent can add to a somewhat uneven plot. Sinatra's "I Fall in Love Too Easily" is an indication of his then and future best. Kelly's "Mexican Hat Dance" with a young Mexican girl is delightful. Kelly certainly earned his nomination as Best Actor. And there is a bushel of truly funny lines, like: "You think the navy takes dopes?"; "You think anybody sings a sailor to sleep?"; and, "We got in a little trouble, we picked up a little kid." A thoroughly enjoyable movie, just the thing for shaking off the dust of a recently concluded World War II.


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